Indians pass on infielders?


In Paul Hoynes' latest Indians Insider article, he mentions that the two free agent infielders the Indians have been targeting are Orlando Hudson and Rafael Furcal (as we expected). According to him, though, the team determined last week that physical questions about Hudson (left wrist) and Furcal (back) weren't worth the risk of multiyear commitments. So he says the team is turning their attention to signing a closer. I'm not sure about the validity of this story, considering the source, but if it's true then maybe the Indians think they can get an infielder through a trade (Roberts, Cano?). I know there has been a lot of talk on here about signing Hudson but it seems that may not be happening. Hoynes also gives stats of some players in winter ball and notes that Peralta has been playing some third base.